Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT)
Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Position
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Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Distance
The distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is currently 408,230,643 kilometers, equivalent to 2.728853 Astronomical Units. Light takes 22 minutes and 41.7109 seconds to travel from Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and arrive to us.
The following chart shows the distance of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.
The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth. The value of the distance of 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) from Earth is also available as a real time updated value in the Live Position and Data Tracker.
Closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth
Between January 2013 and December 2100 the closest approach of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) to Earth happens on Fri Oct 20 2062 at a distance of 0.04964874 Astronomical Units, or 7,427,346 kilometers:
NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.
Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) brightness
The following chart is the predicted light curve (visual magnitude as a function of time) of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT), according to the most recent ephemerides data. Magnitude data is sampled with a 2 days interval and there might be inaccuracies for objects changing brightness very rapidly during the course of a few days. For comets there could be large discrepancies between the observed and predicted brightness because of their highly dynamic behaviour.
Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) rise and set times
The rise and set times are defined as the time at which the upper limb of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) touches the horizon, considering the effect of the atmospheric refraction. As the atmospheric conditions cannot be modeled precisely the times reported here should be considered correct with an approximation of few minutes.
Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Orbital Elements
|Perihelion distance||q||1.01283536 AU
|Date of perihelion transit||Tp||2018-Aug-03 09:58:39
|Next perihelion transit||2020-Sep-11 12:48
|Argument of perihelion||peri||319.31888207278°|
|Longitude of the ascending node||node||73.207078750738°|
Visualization of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) Orbit
This 3d orbit diagram is a feature of our 3D Solar System Simulator and shows the orbit of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) with respect of the Sun and the orbits of the major planets. The position of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) and the planets along their orbits in this diagram accurately represents the current configuration of the objects in the Solar System. This is an experimental feature and it requires a WebGL enabled browser. Please provide us feedback!
Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) 15 Days Ephemeris
The following table lists the ephemerides of Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) computed for the past and next 7 days, with a 24 hours interval. Click on each row of the table to locate Asteroid 65803 Didymos (1996 GT) in our Online Planetarium at the chosen date.
|2020 Jan 16||17h 28m 18s||-23° 00’ 14”||22.62||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 17||17h 30m 33s||-23° 02’ 34”||22.62||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 18||17h 32m 48s||-23° 04’ 47”||22.61||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 19||17h 35m 03s||-23° 06’ 53”||22.61||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 20||17h 37m 18s||-23° 08’ 53”||22.61||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 21||17h 39m 33s||-23° 10’ 46”||22.60||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 22||17h 41m 48s||-23° 12’ 33”||22.60||Ophiucus|
|2020 Jan 23||17h 44m 04s||-23° 14’ 12”||22.60||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 24||17h 46m 21s||-23° 15’ 44”||22.59||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 25||17h 48m 37s||-23° 17’ 11”||22.59||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 26||17h 50m 53s||-23° 18’ 29”||22.58||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 27||17h 53m 09s||-23° 19’ 40”||22.58||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 28||17h 55m 27s||-23° 20’ 44”||22.57||Sagittarius|
|2020 Jan 29||17h 57m 43s||-23° 21’ 42”||22.57||Sagittarius|